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Scammers nearly bilked a Piatt County resident out of $30,000 this week with a scheme that promised $4 million in sweepstakes money. It prompted Monticello Police Chief John Carter to issue a warning Friday about potential scams that come in the mail, email or telephone calls.
Want to change the traditional image of a librarian? How about hiring a San Francisco transplant who doesn’t mind a little noise and partakes in the occasional roller derby competition on the side?
Elizabeth Mackey is also a lifelong lover of books, and sees great potential on the Willow Branch Public Library in Cisco.
Early voting for the March 18 primary began this past Monday, and continues through March 15. The Piatt County Clerk’s office asks that voters call ahead to 217-762-9487 to arrange early voting so that the proper ballot may be prepared.
Those using the early voting option will need two forms of identification, with one of them listing their current address.
A University of Illinois Extension webinar will discuss the commodity program choices available in Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill at a webinar at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Piatt, DeWitt and Macon County Cooperative Extension offices.
Although some of the deadlines spelled out in the Affordable Care Act have been extended, medical officials agree there is one that is holding fast – the March 31 open enrollment deadline. By that time, everyone is legally required to have health insurance, whether it be through the workplace, Medicare or the marketplace created by ACA, often referred to as Obamacare.
Cub Scout Pack #122 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lincoln Elementary School in Monticello.
Winners were as follows:
1. Logan Sikorski; 2. Caleb Wood; 3. Cameron Thomas; 4. Dalton Harris; 5. Wade Uebinger; 6. Jonathon Rogers; 7. David Frazier; 8. Raiden Colbert
By Brian Murphy
Piatt County was well represented at the Polar Plunge held Saturday, March 1 at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. Monticello High School FFA and National Honor Society members took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics.
In addition, Monticello Police Chief John Carter led a team that took the plunge, and the Piatt County Golden Eagles also took part.
Over 150 high school students from across Piatt County took part in "Welcome to the Real World," a financial planning activity hosted by Bement High School on Feb. 27. It is also co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and State Bank of Bement.
When originally asked to help lead an elementary school chess club, Monticello resource teacher Mindy Donahue said no.